Sassafras natural edge bowl

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Project by dirtylantz posted 03-24-2012 04:18 PM 1102 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sassafras natural edge bowl. My first natural edge bowl. Turned with a paper joint. Sanded to 400 with a few coats of natural shellac. This was fun, and the only challenge was that it had started to rot, so the outer inch or so was real pithy. Wood started out as a piece of firewood in my pile. When I split it, it looked pretty inside, so I kept it. Interesting fact, the wood came from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in NW Arkansas. It is wood that they cleared off the miles of trails on the grounds.

-- "If one man can do it, another man can"

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#1 posted 03-24-2012 05:34 PM

Interesting. I have some sassafras set back from a tree I cut down here. Mine looks a lot lighter, though. More like an oak color. Nice looking bowl.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#2 posted 03-24-2012 06:42 PM

Without deigning the craftmanship, these pieces with the bark still attached, kinda reminds me of the 1970’s when masons used to leave the mortar that squeezed out from between bricks as and architectural statement. Just not my thing—YET—never say never

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